Team Leader Bioanalysis - Romainville,FR

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville & Paris), the Netherlands (Leiden), Switzerland (Basel), Italy (Milano), Spain (Madrid), the UK (London), Germany (München), and in the US (Boston).

We’re in the business of changing lives. In our quest to discover and develop life-improving medicines we go where no one has ever gone before. In every challenge we face, we see new opportunities. We want to challenge the impossible. We need thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters. Collaborative innovators and perseverant idealists. We need the best-in-class. In other words, we need you: The ‘make-it-happeners’.


We are looking for a Team Leader Bioanalysis - Romainville,FR


Scope of the job

You will support the Drug Discovery effort in various therapeutic areas and contribute to the transition of early hits to pre-clinical candidates. Highly qualified in the own area of expertise and able to interpret related specialties, leads a team by motivating and empowering each team member. Manages and organizes resources for the own team.

In this function you will:

  • Offer expert bioanalytical support to the Drug Discovery projects
  • Coordinate the method development of specific analytes: new chemical entities, biomarkers…
  • Contribute to the strategy for the bioanalytical team: investments, new technologies, ways of working
  • Grow and develop less experienced team members by offering guidance and support
  • Coordinate studies with external service providers when needed for the bioanalytical part of preclinical in vivo studies
  • Write related reports
  • Actively follow the recent literature and ensure that a broad knowledge of the specific area is present
  • Be accountable for the correct implementation of GLPG values, behaviour, process and way of working in his/her own team.

If skills/experience are fit for purpose, could act as well a DMPK representative in Drug Discovery project teams and collaborates with the Project Leader and Project Team to identify DMPK issues and best way-forward towards selection of pre-clinical candidates


Job requirements

Who are you?

  • PhD in Analytical Sciences (preferred) or a close field and at least 7 years or Master in Analytical Sciences (preferred) or a close field and at least 10 years, of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry (drug discovery preferred) with a focus on Bioanalysis.
  • In-depth understanding and track-record of developing bioanalytical methods combined with managerial experience of at least 3 years
  • Knowledge and experience in ADME/DMPK would be a nice to have attribute in this position
  • Strong organizational skills and enjoys working in cross-functional teams
  • Can work under ambitious timelines in the context of multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills in English in writing and in presenting to team, can compile and comprehensively present reports and plans

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. As ‘make-it-happener’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful. At Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.


We are Galapagos: together we can make it happen…!